Sunny Hostin, one of the leftist co-hosts of “The View,” claimed during Wednesday’s episode of the left-wing talk show that New York City is “one of the safest cities in the country” and argued that the GOP’s plan to fight crime is “fearmongering.”
The show’s co-hosts began the segment by bringing up the New York gubernatorial debate between Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul and Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY), where crime was a key issue.
Zeldin has made the skyrocketing crime rate in New York a centerpiece of his campaign.
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While “The View” hosts showed a clip of the debate between Zeldin and Hochul, they curiously managed to leave out the Democrat governor’s embarrassing response to Zeldin’s insistence that she doesn’t seem to care about locking up criminals.
“I don’t know why that’s so important to you,” Hochul said. “All I know is that we can do more.”
The portion of the debate that “The View” did show was Hochul claiming that Zeldin was trying to frighten New Yorkers, and a moderator grilling the Republican candidate about election denial.
After the clip, the debate around the table began — with Hostin noting that “most people” care about “violent crimes” but “don’t care about broken-window crimes.”
“New York is one of the safest cities in the country,” Hostin said. “It has a $5 billion budget for the police.”
Apparently agreeing with Hochul, Hostin went on to claim that the Republican plan for fighting the crime wave is just “fearmongering.”
Co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin, who is supposed to be the show’s token “Republican,” seemed taken aback by the comments.
“Do you feel that, though?” Griffin asked the rest of the panel. “I don’t feel safe in New York.”
“You’re very young,” co-host Joy Behar lectured Griffin, adding, “I’ve been around, and there were worse crime rates in the ’80s and the ’70s. I was afraid to leave my house at some points.”
Farah Griffin responded: “We shouldn’t settle for that.”
“I’m not settling for it, but don’t exaggerate the situation,” Behar said.